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Victorian Society to present lecture on women's club known for Paul Revere Pottery

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  March 14, 2013 11:34 AM

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The Victorian Society in America New England chapter will present a lecture on the Saturday Evening Girls, a social club established in 1899 to introduce young immigrant women from Boston’s North and West Ends to American art, literature and culture.

The club, backed by Boston philanthropist Helen Osborne Storrow, became known for its child-oriented, brightly-colored Paul Revere Pottery.

The operation got its name from its first headquarters being located near Old North Church where, on a night in April of 1775, Paul Revere is said to have hung lanterns to warn fellow patriots whether the British were coming by land or sea. The pottery-making headquarters later moved to Brighton before shutting down in 1942.

“The SEG became a national social model with its wares and its story is a fascinating look into the settlement house movement of the early 20th century,” event organizers said.

A pre-lecture reception is scheduled to being at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19 at the West End Museum. The lecture is set to start run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Admission costs $10 for members of the Victorian Society and the West End Museum. The cost for non-members is $15.

Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by calling Peggy Clarke at 781-643-3292.

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